U.S. and Japanese City, State and Business Networks Partner to Strengthen Global Climate Action

At the Global Climate Action Summit, the America’s Pledge initiative – co-chaired by UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg and California Governor Edmund G. Brown – announced a new partnership with the Japan Climate Initiative, a new collaboration between over 200 Japanese firms, local governments and civil society organizations dedicated to accelerating climate progress in Japan.  

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Bottom-Up U.S. Climate Report “Fulfilling America’s Pledge” Illustrates Progress towards Paris Agreement Target

At the Global Climate Action Summit — where over 4,000 business, city, state and civil society delegates are plotting more ambitious commitments to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement — Summit co-chairs Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a report demonstrating how cities, states, and businesses can bring the U.S. within striking distance of its 2025 emissions reduction target in the absence of federal leadership.

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America’s Pledge Outlines Bottom-Up Opportunity Agenda for U.S. State, City and Business Action on Climate

Today, the America’s Pledge initiative released its “Opportunity Agenda,” a road map for bottom-up action by businesses, cities and states across ten sectors within which collaborative strategies can significantly reduce U.S. carbon emissions in the near term, in the absence of federal government policy.

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One Year Later, American Climate Leadership Forges Ahead

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, leaving the U.S. federal government isolated as the only nation in the world not publicly committed to achieving the targets outlined in the agreement. In the year since then, hundreds of American cities, states, and businesses representing more than half […]

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces the American Cities Climate Challenge to Support Mayors Tackling Climate Change in the United States

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Michael R. Bloomberg provides funding for UN Climate Change Secretariat to ensure U.S. will honor Paris commitment

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, announced a contribution to support the operations of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, including its work to help countries implement their commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The contribution realizes Bloomberg’s promise from June 2017 to fill a […]

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At Inaugural North American Climate Summit, President Barack Obama Highlights Importance of Non-Federal Climate Actors in Endorsing America’s Pledge

More than forty U.S. mayors commit to continued, aggressive climate action to meet Paris Agreement goals under Chicago Climate Charter to ensure U.S. remains global leader in climate action Watch Obama’s remarks here Today, at the first-ever North American Climate Summit, over 50 local leaders from across the world continued discussions about bottom-up climate action […]

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Mayor Emanuel and Global Mayors Sign the Chicago Climate Charter at the North American Climate Summit

More than 50 Mayors commit to achieving emissions reductions and move forward with climate action Mayor Emanuel was joined today at the North American Climate Summit by municipal leaders from across the world, including Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Vice Chair of the Global Covenant […]

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America’s Pledge Co-Chairs Mike Bloomberg and Governor Jerry Brown Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Present Report on U.S. Climate Action at UN Talks

Report analyzes climate action by U.S states, cities, businesses, and universities, in support of the Paris Agreement COP 23 Special Advisor for States and Regions California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, released the America’s Pledge report today at the U.S. […]

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Mike Bloomberg Statement on Plans for COP23

Mike Bloomberg released the following statement on recent reporting that the Trump Administration will focus on fossil fuels at the upcoming UN COP conference in Bonn, Germany, during which Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown will host an America’s Pledge event to highlight aggressive, ongoing climate action by U.S. cities, states, businesses, and organizations in […]

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